AT LAST, REAL ROCK MUSIC FROM A PROPER ROCK BAND WITH MUSICIANS WHO CAN PLAY THEIR INSTRUMENTS AND A CLASS SINGER WHO CAN SING WITHOUT SOUNDING LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE.
AT LAST, A BREATH OF FRESH AIR AGAIN FROM OUTSIDE THE USELESS CORPORATE CONTROLLED WORLD OF CONVEYOR BELT MUSIC!!!
Aerosmith return!! After such a long time since they released a full album of new songs, its great to hear the formula and chemistry of these 5 guys is still there as they've produced a great cocktail of tracks on this new long awaited album (shame about the amount of ballads again but, as always, they're great ballads). When I listened to it for the first time, I immediately thought - thank god for the chance to listen to PROPER rock-n-roll again. The album starts off with a strange opening commentary and then kicks straight in to a classic sounding Aerosmith song - LUV XXX. This song is great; the hard straight hitting drum beat, the classic Aerosmith guitaring and those unmistakable Tyler vocals - just pure Aerosmith!! From then on, its a great mixture of songs all with the Aerosmith stamp firmly banged into them.
For me, great tracks are LUV XXX, Out Go The Lights, Legendary Child, Street Jesus, Lover Alot, Oh Yeah and Beautiful.
There are 2 songs where other band members do the main vocals instead of Steve Tyler - I feel that they would have been better with Steve Tyler doing the vocal but they are still perfectly listenable :)
ON DELUXE 2 CD VERSION - There are 3 bonus tracks; they are OK and worth a listen but arent quite up to the strength of the songs on the main album.
Lets take our hats off to the guys for sticking with it and giving us an album of new songs that has finally awakened us from the music nightmare of the last few years that we've all endured!!! I firmly believe that there are still REAL bands out there and their is real music to be heard if only it were allowed to get the airplay that it deserves!!! The trouble is, real bands/music is being stifled by the big money corporates, (possibly in association with) reality shows and the like, making quick millions (£'s) just pushing out manufactured teeny-bopper dross which is all most people nowadays ever get to hear - and that is why (what I consider to be) proper music doesnt get the recognition or sales it deserves.
WELCOME BACK AEROSMITH - WELCOME BACK A PROPER BAND AND MUSIC!!!Music From Another Dimension!